Israel shells Gaza industrial zone before truce

Israel and Hamas will cease fire across the Gaza Strip border as of Friday (May 21), the United States said, bringing a potentially tenuous halt to the fiercest fighting in years.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said his security cabinet had voted unanimously in favor of a "mutual and unconditional" Gaza truce proposed by Egypt, but added that the hour of implementation had yet to be agreed.

The sides traded blows again in the countdown.

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